A SCHEME which helps teenage parents celebrated its 10th anniversary with an event at Acorn House in Bury St Edmunds.
Riverside ECHG is an organisation which helps homeless and vulnerable teenage parents. The scheme provides sheltered accommodation and teaches important life skills. Riverside has helped around 85 young parents in Bury.
Kevin Scanlon, area manager for Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex, said: “It can be difficult for young parents; they have to deal with a lot of prejudice. We help to integrate them back into the community and build confidence. There’s a large amount of job satisfaction in seeing how residents turn their lives around.”